Featured Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty

Welcome!  This is going to be the first installment of my new series that will feature one particular stamp set from any of our current catalogs.   I always find there are sets in the catalog I might not like or I just turned the page not giving them a second glance UNTIL I see what others have done with it, then it becomes a must have.  Or maybe you have a set that hasn’t been loved in a while, all you might need is a little inspiration to make some fabulous works of heart.  I hope you enjoy this series and if you have a particular set you would like me to feature, please send me an email and I will do my best to use it in future posts. Enjoy!

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This week’s set is Eastern Beauty and the entire Eastern Palace Suite.  When I first saw this set I thought to myself it’s OK, just not my cup of tea.  But I knew it was going to be a special for the month of May so I decided to order the bundle.  Once I started playing with it all I can say is WOW!!  This is one versatile set!

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For this card I used the colors Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Very Vanilla.  To create the doily in the middle I used the two of the medallion dies and the largest circle from the Layering Circles framelits.  The fun thing about the Eastern Medallions Thinlets is how all the parts work together,  You can mix and match the rings to make all types of designs.

See how well they fit together!  You can run it through your Big Shot using all three at once, just make sure to use the Precision Plate and roll it through several times to get a nice cut.

I stamped a few accents and the greeting then mounted on a large circle of Fresh Fig. Add a strip of Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and you are all set!

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Next up I decided to used the adorable notecards that are available as a FREE gift with the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle.

I again used the medallions but changed up the middle ring and added a third ring to create  delicate cut out on the front of the card.  I placed a piece of Lemon Lime Twist DSP and stamped accents in Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist Ink.  To give it a little bling , a few small pearl accents were added.

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This card is super easy and super quick!  There is no stamping involved, instead it uses the new Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers!  All I did was peel and place on the Tranquil Tide card.  It creates an elegant look with no effort!  So next time you need a card in a hurry reach for these stickers and you can have a card in minutes!

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This card uses all the elements I have shown you so far but adds a cute little gold tassel! The colors used are Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla with accents of gold.

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For this card I used the new Oh My Stars Textured Embossing Folder (available 6/1/17). Colors used are Fresh Fig, Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla.  The border on either side of the center panel was made with Fresh Fig ink to create the tone on tone look.

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For the final card I decided to stray slightly from the colors in the suite and use Lemon Lime Twist and another new In Color, Berry Burst. To me this card says summer with the bright color combo!

I just love how every card is different yet uses the same stamps and accessories.  The little accent stamps can be used is so many ways, you can sit and play with this set all day long and not run out of ideas!  I am so glad I bought this set, it is sure to be one of my favorites and once you play with it I know it will become one of yours too!

For the month of May you can purchase two different bundles, each with a FREE gift from Stampin’ Up! See below for all the details!

Supplies Used:

Oh My  Stars TIEF Folder, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon, Berry Burst Stampin’ Ink and Cardstock will be available June 1,2017.

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If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!

~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

May Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Out with the old….in with the new!!

Yes it’s that time of year again!  While we are always sad to see our favorites go, it is the perfect time to complete your wish list from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And as a bonus many items are on sale at reduced prices!  What could be better!!!

Be sure to check out the entire list as items are selling out quickly and once they are gone they are gone forever!

To see all the items on sale and shop now at my online store [CLICK HERE]

Eastern Palace Bundle:

During May you will be able to purchase items from the Eastern Palace Suite, a full month before the 2017-2018 Annual catalog goes live!  And as an added bonus these bundles offer free items as a thank you!  This promotion is only available for the bundle pricing, a la carte items will be available when the catalog goes live in June.   This promotion runs May 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017

To view the available bundles please [CLICK HERE]

To shop now at my online store [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of Designer Series paper!

Just enter the Hostess Code FWYFSKEF when you place your order online. This code is good until May 19, 2017.  I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

Merry Medley Holiday Card

Today’s share features thermal embossing using VersaMark and clear embossing powder. I used Merry Medley for the background and Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and coordinating framelits for the tree and presents.  Add a little star with Gold Glimmer paper and some Baker’s Twine and you have a cute little holiday card.  Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Garden Green cardstock – scrap piece for the tree (approx 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″)
  • Gold Foil paper – scrap piece for the three gifts (approx 1 1/2″ x 3″)
  • Gold Glimmer paper – scrap piece large enough for the little star

Supplies Used:

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow Stamp til You Drop” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!
Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

Santa’s Golden Sleigh Card

This is another card that has been super popular on Pinterest and I have had some requests for a video so here it is!

The card uses the sleigh and reindeer from the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits, a greeting from the Oh What Fun set and This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

As you watch the video, you will see me use the Multi-purpose glue, which is an awesome product but it tends to get everywhere.  At the end, in typical Jo fashion, I end up gluing the card to my grid paper.  Well there is an easy fix for this, the Silicone Sheet!  I have one but it had gone missing, thinking the last time I used it I may have picked it up with papers or an old grid sheet and it now resides in my county landfill. I looked everywhere and it was no where to be found. I did order a new one but at the time I shot the video it hadn’t arrived.  If you use this mat under your project, the glue won’t stick.  If you happen to get some glue on your project, you can use my other best friend, the Adhesive Remover, to get it right off.  I just wanted to go over this since I forgot to mention it in the video.  Enjoy !

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Card Dimensions:

  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • This Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scrap Gold Glimmer Paper for the detailed portion of sleigh – approx.
  • Scrap Gold Foil for the reindeer and sleigh – approx
  • Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine – approx. 8″ (2 pieces)

Supplies Used:

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

Thinking Outside of the Framelit!

Something I like to do is think outside of the box when it comes to stamps, punches or in this case framelits.  While they are fantastic to use for their intended purpose I love the challenge of trying to find a new use for them.

Today’s share uses the Layering Ovals, Snow Friends and Cupcake Cutouts Framelits to create an adorable fall pumpkin!  Enjoy!

For a video tutorial on how to use the Big Shot [CLICK HERE]

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Card Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP (Pumpkin Pie graph check pattern) 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Pumpkin Pie – scrap pieces to cut 5 ovals
  • Garden Green – scrap pieces to cut the swirl and top hat

Framelits Used:

  • Oval Framelit – Inner dimension  1 1/4″ at the widest part x 2 1/4″ long
  • Top Hat – from Snow Friends
  • Swirl – from Cupcake Cutouts

Supplies Used:

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Happy Stamping!
 ~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

Let’s Do Some Embossing! Featuring Merriest Wishes and Merry Tags

Today’s share highlights both thermal (heat) embossing and dry embossing.  The card features the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  Merriest Wishes stamp set and the coordinating framelits, Merry Tags which can be purchased separately or as a bundle.  Enjoy!

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[Click here to learn how to thermal (heat) emboss]

Card Dimensions:

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock –  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (for ornament)
  • Gold Foil – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Gold Bakers Twine – 2 pieces approx 9″ each

Supplies Used:

~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

 

 

Double Z Gate Fold Card Using Merry Mice

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Today’s share is a fancy fold, not sure the official name but to me it is a Double Z with a Gate closure, so I am calling it a Double Z Gate Fold card.  I love that it is very easy to do and always a hit with everyone.
It features the sets Merry Mice and Wonderful Year and of course no card of mine wouldn’t be complete with out using my trusty Aqua Painters or the Big Shot.
As a side note, I do LOVE my Big Shot and I know it is a HUGE investment.  With the holidays on the horizon, why not add it to your wish list and maybe you will find one under your tree!  For more info on how to do this please check out my blog post from September 26, 2016.
Another way to get the Big Shot is to have a workshop and earn Stampin’ Rewards to help with the cost. It can be in your home with friends, collecting orders from the catalog or why not try a Facebook workshop!  Contact me for more details.
Enjoy today’s share!
 
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 Card Dimensions:
  • Whisper White cardstock – 5 1/4″ x 12″
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 1 3/4″ x 5″ (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 1/4″ x 3″
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape – approx. 4″ (2 pieces)
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 Happy Stamping!
~Jo

 

Halloween Treat Box

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Hello everyone!

It has been a very busy few weeks, between family commitments and not feeling well,  I apologize that I have not been able to devote as much time to my stamping business as usual. But the beauty of having my own business is that I can set my own hours and if I need to take a little time off I can.  That’s one of the reason I love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!  As long as I meet my minimum requirements for the quarter I can take off as much time as I need to.

But I am back and have been busy in my stamp room this past week creating projects and videos for the upcoming holiday season, I can’t wait to share them with you!  I also spent the entire day with two fellow demonstrators on Saturday planning our upcoming classes showcasing all the great products in the 2016 Holiday Catalog and including some great gift ideas.

Today’s share is a cute little Halloween Treat Box utilizing the Gift Box Punch Board. This tool is amazing!  It can make several different sized boxes in both square and rectangle shapes and once you get the hang of it they are so easy to put together. Not only great for holidays treats and small gifts but perfect for wedding favors too!

Enjoy!

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Project Dimensions:

  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock – 8″ x 8″ (this will make a 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ box)
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock ( 2″ x 5 1/2″ used for the mummy & skeleton)
  • Whisper White cardstock – small scrap approx. 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for the tag
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP – 2″ x 12″ (I used the striped DSP)
  • Silver Glitter Ribbon – 22″
  • Silver Thread – 6″

Supplies Used:

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedule or video, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! And in October Stampin’ Up! has some terrific specials planned that you will definitely want to take advantage of!!  As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!  Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!
Happy Stamping!
~Jo